Some borders should never be crossed. From the author of The Beast of Barcroft comes a waking nightmare of a horror novel that’s sure to thrill readers of Stephen King and Bentley Little.
Ex–Delta Force Davis Holland, now an agent for the Customs and Border Protection, has seen it all. But nothing in his experience has prepared him for what he and the local sheriff find one freezing night in the Minnesota woods.
Investigating reports of an illegal border crossing, the two men stumble across a blood-drenched scene of mass murder, barely escaping with their lives . . . and a single clue to the mayhem: a small wooden chest placed at the heart of the massacre. Something deadly has entered Holland’s territory, crossing the border from nightmare into reality.
When news of the atrocity reaches wealthy cryptozoologist Richard Severance, he sends a three-person team north to investigate. Not long ago, the members of that team—Ben McKelvie, Lindsay Clark, and Alex Standingcloud—were nearly killed by a vengeful shapeshifter. Now they are walking wounded, haunted by gruesome memories that make normal life impossible. But there is nothing normal about the horror that awaits in the Northwoods.
Praise for Northwoods
“[Bill] Schweigart has again penned an entertaining entry in what is a very appealing and original series. With its vivid descriptions and realistic but sympathetic characterizations, Northwoods will stay with the reader long after the last page is turned.”—New York Journal of Books
“Hell-Yeah-Here-It-Comes, no-holds-barred, epic action . . . another solid story from a writer whom fans of King and Koontz are sure to enjoy.”—Scifi and Scary Book Reviews
“Schweigart really knows how to write an exciting and surprising narrative and this book takes horror to a whole new level.”—I Wuv Books
“A fast-paced, chilling read.”—Books & Such
“One of the best monster books I have ever read.”—It’s a Mad Mad World
Great follow up to The Beast of Barcroft! These stories are amazing - totally unique, nail bitingly suspenseful, with characters you really do care about. I highly recommend both these books and hope for more in the future.
What A Mess
Can’t even finish this. Two stars for all the Indian history. The characters are unbelievable, what is Ben’s purpose? He reminds me of an out-of-touch high schooler. No credibility there. And then the throw-in lesbian? The writing is boggy, long explanations between the action is a distraction. The editing leaves a bit to be desired.
Imaginative and Exciting
Even better than "The Beast of Barwick," this book carries the supernatural power and the bravery of the characters to the limit. It turns out the creatures of legend are based on reality, and can bleed through from the dimension they dwell in. The characters from Beast are back, joined by an agent from the Border Patrol. The writing carries just enough detail to make the area around Lake Superior come alive in the reader's mind. The action is brutal and frightening, and drives the suspense through the book. Several subplots come into play without detracting from the main story line. You get a fine description of humans being forced to deal with the unhuman. Definitely an imaginative and exciting read.